The Thermo Scientific™ Pharma mini HME is a GMP compliant conical micro compounder for Hot Melt Extrusion in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry. When developing new drugs, shortening time-to-market and reducing waste of expensive API's and overall development costs provide a distinct competitive advantage. Hence, quick and early assessment of new API/excipient formulations is critical. Hot melt extrusion and continuous processing can lead to speedier formulation development and cost efficient production. The Thermo Scientific Pharma mini HME allows users to identify the right drug candidates for hot melt extrusion by compounding as little as three grams of material.